Tourism Development Committee
The City of Kirkland is seeking representatives for two vacant unexpired seats ending March 31, 2024 on the Tourism Development Committee (TDC). Membership terms of the committee are reviewed annually by the City Council.
For these designated seats, the City invites hoteliers and other eligible businesses to propose representatives for appointment:
- Two vacancies for representatives of a business that is required to collect tax under this chapter (KMC 5.19.220)
The TDC is appointed by the Kirkland City Council for the purpose of advising the Council on allocating the lodging excise tax fund for tourism promotion and is comprised of seven voting members. State statute establishes the specific makeup of the committee, which consists of one member of the Kirkland City Council (who serves as chair), three representatives from organizations representing businesses required to collect the lodging tax, and three representatives of organizations involved in activities authorized to be funded by lodging tax revenue or local agencies involved in tourism promotion. Beginning in 2002, a one percent excise tax has been collected on charges for lodging and motel room fees and goes into the lodging tax fund for the purposes of tourism promotion, acquisition, or operation of tourism-related facilities.
The Committee meets monthly on the first Thursday at 9:00 AM.
To Learn More
For further information about the TDC, please contact Government Affairs Manager Diana Hart at 425-587-3009 or DHart@kirklandwa.gov.
Application and Interview Process
Applications may be completed here and forwarded to CityClerk@kirklandwa.gov . The positions will be open until filled and interviews will be scheduled with the City Council at a time and date to be determined.
Please contact the City Clerk at 425-587-3190 or at the email address above if you have questions or need assistance/accommodation with the application or process.
Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.
The City Council has adopted a Code of Conduct(PDF, 64KB) and Code of Ethics(PDF, 730KB) , which all Board and Commission members are asked to sign.